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Editor , educator , author

Abraham Rothberg, American writer. Recipient John H. McGinnis Memorial award for short story, 1970, John H. McGinnis Memorial award for essay, 1973-1974, Literature award, Friends of Rochester Library., 1980; Ford Foundation fellow, New York City, 1951-1952. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Background

Rothberg, Abraham was born on January 14, 1922 in New York City. Son of Louis and Lottie (Drimmer) Rothberg.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1942;Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1947;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1952.

Career

Chairman editorial board, Stateside (magazine), New York City, 1947-1949;instructor English, creative writing, Columbia University, New York City, 1948;instructor English, humanities, Hofstra College, Hempstead, N. Y., 1947-1951;Professor of English, St. John Fisher College, 1973-1983;department chairman English, St. John Fisher College, 1981-1982;distinguished writer-in-residence, visiting professor, Wichita State University, 1985. Ford Foundation fellow, New York City, 1951-1952. Editor-in-chief Free Europe Press, New York City, 1952-1959.

Managing editor George Braziller, Inc., New York City, 1959,New Leader (magazine), New York City, 1960-1961. Consultant editor New Jewish Encyclopedia, 1960-1962. Writer, editorial consultant.

European correspondent National Observer, Washington, Manchester (England) Guardian, 1962-1963. Senior editor Bantam Books, Inc., New York City, 1966-1967. Cons. editor The New Union Prayer Book, New York City,1975.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Connections

Married Esther Conwell, September 30, 1945. 1 son, Lewis Josiah.

father:
Louis Rothberg

mother:
Lottie (Drimmer) Rothberg

spouse:
Esther Conwell